Louis Coleman Indicted In Jassy Correia Kidnapping, Death

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Jassy Correia. (Boston Police)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The man accused in the kidnapping and death a young Boston mother in February was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday—and documents revealed details about how her body was found.

Louis Coleman III, 32, has been in custody since his arrest on February 28, charged with kidnapping Jassy Correia from a Boston nightclub, resulting in her death. He's set to be arraigned in federal court in Boston at 10 a.m. on April 9.

If convicted, he could face the death penalty, or life in prison.

 

A release from US District Attorney Andrew Lelling's office laid out the investigation into Coleman after Correia's disappearance.

Correia was seen on surveillance tape outside the Venu nightclub early in the morning on February 24 leaving the area with Coleman and getting into his car with him.

FBI Seeks 4 Possible Witnesses In Kidnapping, Killing Of Jassy Correia
FBI Seeks 4 Possible Witnesses In Kidnapping, Killing Of Jassy Correia
The FBI has said these four unidentified people are not accused of any wrongdoing, but may have information about Jassy Correia's kidnapping.

Around 4:15 a.m. that morning, Lelling's office said, Coleman was seen on surveillance video carrying a body matching Correia's description into his Providence, Rhode Island apartment building.

"Once he entered the building, surveillance video showed Coleman dropping the victim on the floor and dragging her towards the elevator, and subsequently towards his apartment unit," the release read. "The victim was not moving and her body was limp."

Two days later, Coleman was allegedly seen bringing bags from Walmart full of items like Tyvek suits, duct tape, a mask, surgical gloves, and a bleach bath into his apartment.

Two days after that, on February 28, he was seen wheeling a suitcase out to his car and lifting it into his trunk with difficulty; When Coleman was pulled over in Delaware, Correia's body was found in that suitcase.

"Officers discovered the victim’s body in the trunk of Coleman’s vehicle, wrapped in a sofa cushion cover, which was inside of a black trash bag, inside of a large suitcase ... The victim had significant bruising, a bloodied face, was bound with gray duct tape, and was covered in what is believed to be baking soda," the release read.

When asked why he had a bandage on his face, Coleman also allegedly told police, "It's from the girl."

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